Tabata Training

Tabata Workout, to increase physical performance:

Even when you do not have a lot of time, you can still squeeze in a quick and effective training session. This method, developed by Dr. Izumi Tabata at the National Institute of Sports and Fitness in Tokyo, is a high-intensity interval training method, suitable for either cardio or weight training, that can prepare any athlete for his or her sport. I use this method often in training my clients and the results are amazing. Beginning this type of training may seem difficult at first, as most people are not used to training at maximum capacity.

Tabata Method

  • Pick an exercise like pushups, burpees or squats. It can even be an explosive movement like running, swimming or cycling.
  • Warm up for 5 minutes
  • Perform the exercise movement for 20 seconds at maximum effort.
  • Rest for 10 seconds
  • Repeat for 8 sets
  • Cool down for 3 to 5 minutes.

    Research shows that this form of training improves VO2 max by approximately 14%. It also improves anaerobic capacity by 28%.When starting this form of training pick an exercise that you are comfortable with. Begin with 2-4 sets. Increase to 8 sets over time, always training at maximun effort. You will soon see an improvement in your physical conditioning and athletic performance. Don't let lack of time stall your training program. Give this method a try and you will be building a more athletic you!

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    Coach Briody, is an certified trainer and athlete, whose training style is among the most intense that you will find. Mike is committed to excellence and advancements in high performance conditioning and strength development. He has a sincere interest in helping today's athlete of all ages in their quest for greatness.

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